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This term one of the literacy units will be linked to the science topic, Circuits and Conductors. The children will read ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes, the story of a small boy who single-handedly and bravely befriends an iron giant. We will continue to focus on detailed character and setting description and the use of effective dialogue in a story.
Later on in the term, we will focus on one of Maya Angelou’s poems. ‘Still I Rise’ is a powerful poem that draws on a range of influences, including her personal background and the African American experience in the United States. Its message of liberation and survival was a consistent theme in Angelou's work.
The children will also experience a wider range of fiction and non-fiction texts in focused weekly reading lessons.